Air freight matters needing attention

Air freight matters needing attention: Air freight definition

Air freight, also called air transport,it is an important part of modern logistics. It provides safe, fast, convenient and high-quality services. Air freight has won a considerable market share due to its speed, safety and punctuality, air freight has greatly shortened the delivery time. Shanghai International Air Transport Company has played a great role in accelerating the capital turnover and circulation of the logistics supply chain. Major airlines have successively invested in a large number of flights to share the cargo pie. However, air transportation is more expensive than sea transportation and has high time requirements.


Classification of air freight methods

The main modes of air transportation include flight transportation, charter transportation, centralized consignment and air express business.

(1)Flight transportation

Scheduled Airline refers to an aircraft with fixed departure times, routes and stopping terminals. It is usually a mixed passenger and cargo aircraft with a small cargo capacity and a relatively expensive freight rate. However, due to the fixed flight schedule, it is not conducive (should be conducive) for customers to arrange the delivery of fresh goods or urgently needed goods.

(2)Charter transportation

Chartered Carrier means that the airline rents the entire aircraft to one or several charterers (the charterer refers to the shipper or air freight forwarding company) according to the agreed conditions and rates, and transports the aircraft from one or several airlines station to ship goods to the designated destination. Charter transportation is suitable for bulk cargo transportation. The rate is lower than that of flights, but the delivery time is longer than that of flights.

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Air freight Cargo weight and volume

  1. The weight of the goods is based on gross weight, the unit is kilograms, and the weight of the goods is kept to 3 decimal places.
  2. The weight of valuable items is based on the actual gross weight, and the unit of measurement is 0.1 kg.
  3. The calculated weight of the goods is 1CBM=167KGS
  4. For cargo carried by non-wide-body aircraft, the volume of each piece shall not exceed 150*70*100 cm, and the weight shall generally not exceed 150 kg.
  5. For oversized and overweight cargo, you should reserve a space with the airline information department first and obtain approval before it can be transported.


Air freight precautions

  1. Heavy cargo refers to those cargoes that weigh more than 1 kilogram per 6,000 cubic centimeters or every 366 cubic inches or more than one pound per 166 cubic inches. The billable weight of heavy goods is its gross weight.
  2. If the gross weight of the goods is expressed in kilograms, the minimum unit of billable weight is 0.5 kilograms. When the weight is less than 0.5 kg, it is calculated as 0.5 kg; when it exceeds 0.5 kg and is less than one kilogram, it is calculated as one kilogram. If the gross weight of the goods is expressed in pounds, when the goods are less than one pound, the weight will be calculated as one pound.
  3. Light cargo or light foam cargo refers to cargo that weighs less than 1 kilogram per 6,000 cubic centimeters or per 366 cubic inches or less than 1 pound per 166 cubic inches.
  4. Light foam goods are billed based on their volumetric weight.
  5. Regardless of the geometric shape of the goods, measure the longest, widest, and highest parts of the goods respectively in centimeters or inches, and the mantissa of the measurement value is rounded off.
  6. Multiply the length, width and height of the goods to get the volume of the goods.
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